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Today we are introducing a new franchise at Doré called Le Credo. A credo is a statement of beliefs which guides someone’s actions. So voilà! Below are just a few of Garance’s beliefs that guide her actions. We will be asking other creatives, visionaries, cool people, and our friends to write their credos and, of course, sharing them with all of you. We hope it inspires you to take a moment to reflect on your own life credo.


As soon as I wake up I think, how did I sleep? Sleep is paramount to a good life. Then, coffee.

I aim to cultivate alignment in my life. I try to flow instead of resisting. I value my pain as much as I do my joy. I try to surround myself with people with a solid sense of humor!

Life is what we make of the cards we’ve been handed.

The greatest piece of advice I ever received was, respect yourself. It was the first advice I ever got from my mother – the depth of which I am still exploring.

To me a creative life is a life guided by intuition, unencumbered by worrying about what people may think. Only then can we start inventing our own world.

George from the Famous Five was, and still pretty much is my biggest influence today!

I cry most when I find myself in front of the beauty and drama of life. Also, hormones. Hormones make me cry warm tears of self pity. Delicious!

I love discovering new senses of humor. I grew up with a North African and French sense of humor at home, with a touch of Corsican which is also quite specific. It took me a few years to get the American one, now I love it. I always immediately get most Latin ones. Right now I am discovering the British one, the Scottish one – so many depths and reasons to tear up laughing. I have never met a sense of humor I haven’t loved.

People with common sense and a good sense of humor give me hope.

I don’t think about what people think of me. It seems like a headache so I just automatically assume they think I am great in every way. Then I just have to work towards that!

I could have done so many things so much better!
But I was young and I needed to make all the mistakes, go to all the parties, fall in love with all the wrong guys.
Living life backwards would be fascinating, but quite possibly extremely boring.

To ground myself, I write.


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  • Jorge Alexandre Teixeira July, 29 2021, 2:14 / Reply

    What a Beautiful Read to have after reading the horoscope that your day will su*k !!!
    Thank You, Garance !!!
    And a famous brazilian architect (Oscar Niemeyer) once said that : « Life is a Breath of Air» ,that Life is « Laugh and Cry » so ( no not always with success but…) i try:
    not to solve my problems at once;
    to be kind to others;
    to adapt to the circumstances without wanting the circumstances to adapt to me;
    to do a Good deed without telling anyone;
    to save ,at least ,10 minute of my day for a good read to like… feed the soul , you Know i mean ?
    So …for me, i think this is it !!!

    Have a Good rest of the week and a nice pleasant and creative Summer !!! *_*


  • Oh Gosh, that represents me so much! It´s amazing how I can find myself in Garance’s words. Im always around here reading new things the Doré crew brings to us, and also the old Garance’s diary. I can say I am trully connected with you girls! :)
    In brazilian portuguese we have the concept of credo as well, and we write it at the same way, so the franchise thing can be also a brazilian one. This is how we are together even when distant.
    I believe connections are made on those tinny things and them may change our entire world.

    Warm regards from Brazil,

  • Gisela Afonso July, 30 2021, 12:15 / Reply

    Not only do i love to read your texts, but also people with sense of humour (one of the reasons i love you) and George from the Famous Five. :) So, this text was (once again) a joyful little pleasure. ?

  • julie de buyst July, 30 2021, 4:46 / Reply

    Quelle merveilleuse inspiration.
    Ce partage est extrêmement bénéfique et est rempli de sens !
    C’est comme un petit cadeau, une bougie qui rempli la pièce d’une fragrance (Doré….) subtile et envoutante, qui nous guide vers la bonne humeur, le good flow.
    Merci Garance pour cet instant de fraicheur!

    Je m’en vais prendre un verre de pleine conscience,


  • Florence July, 31 2021, 4:09 / Reply

    C’est sage et beau. L’humour sauve du désespoir et nous ancre dans l’instant…Rire, cultiver la joie, ça efface les soucis et la vie se déploie différemment. Tu es sur la voie de la sagesse ;)

  • Silvana August, 8 2021, 3:18 / Reply

    I think everybody can find herself/himself in Garance’s words….I can, for sure! Many many warm regards from Croatia…just on the road to our beautiful cost ???

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